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March 16, 2018

Turning microbes into allies for a cleaner world

Man looks in a microscope at a sample

A single scoop of sediment from the bottom of Lake Washington contains complex microbial communities that might hold the key to a cleaner world. Learn how UW researchers are using cloud computing to understand how to use these microbial communities to create a cleaner environment.

March 5, 2018

Join Microsoft experts at free Azure cloud computing workshop

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Learn to navigate powerful features offered by Azure cloud services at the Azure University cloud computing workshop on April 17 at UW Seattle’s Husky Union Building. Discover how to work with big data, mixed reality and visual intelligence using cloud computing in two 90-minute sessions led by Azure experts at Microsoft. The free event from…

February 1, 2018

Advance your research with SQLShare

Laptops connected to SQL server

SQLShare, a web-based platform, offers a simple and secure way for UW researchers to manage, share and analyze research data and spares you the hassle of working with relational databases. Upload tabular data and start analyzing the data instantly in your browser. No hardware, no software to install and configure, and no database to design….

January 22, 2018

As internet traffic continues to grow UW-IT keeps pace with network improvements

Computer connected

UW Seattle’s links to the internet now provide more capacity and redundancy to support the never-ending increase in workloads. UW-IT has reconfigured its networks so more net traffic is funneled via two separate 100-gigabit links connecting the Seattle campus to the Pacific Northwest Gigapop, which provides access to the national networks, including internet and high-performance…

January 18, 2018

Sign up for half-day Google Cloud Platform workshop on Feb.13

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Learn the basics of the Google Cloud Platform. The workshop for students and researchers will cover computing and storage resources, database services and cost calculation for cloud adoption. It takes place Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Data Science Studio on the sixth floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower on the UW Seattle…

December 11, 2017

IT collaborations transform the UW

two people work together in front of a computer

Read how UW-IT is collaborating with partners to advance research on microbes for a cleaner environment, predict flood risk in the Pacific Northwest, and connect health professionals across borders in Africa, and more in a series on UW-IT partnerships. UW-IT collaborates with partners across all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations to…

November 30, 2017

Students discover the power of scientific supercomputing to advance their research

Laurel Marsh with simulation of wind turbine on computer screen using Hyak

UW doctoral students Whitney Thomas and Laurel Marsh are discovering the advantage of scientific supercomputing to advance their research in a one-credit scientific supercomputing course, Astronomy 598. The course was designed by Pramod Gupta, a research scientist in the Department of Astronomy, to introduce graduate students to Hyak, the UW’s on-site shared cluster supercomputer. Read more

August 23, 2017

Tumor-imaging microscope uses fast network, cloud platform for cancer diagnosis

Medical team performing surgery on a patient

UW clinicians are studying the feasibility of real-time cancer diagnosis during surgery with a light-sheet microscope by uploading 3D tissue images to a cloud computing platform using a UW-IT-designed high-speed network. These large images require 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections and use Amazon Web Services for transporting and processing the massive amounts of data. Current pathology…

August 16, 2017

lolo stores more than a petabyte of data for UW researchers

Data storage with gears suggesting innovation

More than a petabyte of research-critical data is protected on the lolo Archive, a centrally managed data archiving and file-sharing storage service that provides long-term safekeeping and fast, convenient retrieval. A petabyte of data storage can hold all the letters and words published, bound and shelved in 1,000 libraries, each the size of the UW…

April 7, 2017

UW’s supercomputer doubles computing power

Photo of two men standing in front of Hyak supercomputer

More powerful processors and other upgrades to Hyak, the UW’s shared cluster supercomputer, make it faster, more nimble and better able to meet the growing number of big data and other computational challenges being tackled by UW researchers. Now with double the computational power, Hyak can help increase UW’s competitive edge in research, even in…

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